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2,2',6,6'-tetra-tert-butyl-4,4'-methylenediphenol

EC / List no.: 204-279-1

CAS no.: 118-82-1

Mol. formula: C29H44O2

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There is no harmonised classification and there are no notified hazards by manufacturers, importers or downstream users for this substance.

  • PBT

Possibly Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic

  • ED

Possibly Endocrine Disrupting

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 100 to < 1 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: lubricants and greases, coating products and washing & cleaning products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles, machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines) and electrical batteries and accumulators.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material) and metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: lubricants and greases, hydraulic fluids, coating products, metal working fluids and washing & cleaning products.
ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters), outdoor use as processing aid and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: lubricants and greases, hydraulic fluids, metal working fluids, adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints, metal surface treatment products, heat transfer fluids, pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, plant protection products, perfumes and fragrances and washing & cleaning products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: lubricants and greases, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluids, coating products, metal surface treatment products, metal working fluids, plant protection products and washing & cleaning products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, of substances in closed systems with minimal release and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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